Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons “Shadow Dancing” (B5:s3e21) Teaches on Living

       This week’s lessons:

          1.   Those who care will stick with you, even when it it difficult.

          2.   Choosing to stay alive, even when all hope seems lost, really can make a difference.


     This is one of Garibaldi’s shining epiphanies:

Sometimes people walk away because they want to be alone, and sometimes they walk away because they want to see if you care enough to follow them into hell.

  With a fantastic juxtaposition of two battles for life, one that of Dr. Franklin deciding to choose to live, the other of Delenn hoping to live, with excellent music and a poignant response from Franklin:

Alive.  Everything else is negotiable.

   I love how the episode ends on Delenn watching her potential mate sleep.

Z-2 Days…

  Let’s learn, ourselves, please, to stick by each other through difficulty, and help our friends choose to live.                

    We can Do Better.


Last Monday’s review was S3e20: Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place” (B5:s3e20) on Volunteering , and then

Next Minbari Monday will be

           Season 3 ep22:  Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons From Z’ha’dum (B5:s3e22) On Hope ;


Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.


Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us, and how this episode of Babylon 5 could help that process.

2.) Write a book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.


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